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LAPD officer was struck, 'not stabbed,' before suspect fatally shot

Photo: An LAPD officer stands on the balcony of an apartment bulding on the corner of Marine Avenue and D Street in Wilmington, where an officer-involved shooting took place Thursday night. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times A Los Angeles police officer was struck by a sharp cane and "not stabbed" by an assailant, who was later shot and killed by police during a confrontation in Wilmington, officials acknowledged Friday afternoon.

Police initially reported that the officer had been stabbed during Thursday's incident. But Sgt. Mitzi Fierro said that department officials had been provided erroneous information and that the officer  suffered only a minor injury after being hit with the cane. He was treated at the scene and released.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. when police received a call about a "screaming man" in the 100 block of D Street.

Officers arriving at the scene found a man armed with a "sharp cane" inside, Officer Lyle Knight said. The officers used a Taser in an attempt to subdue the suspect, he said. 

During the confrontation, the man struck officers. Fearing for their safety, the officers then shot the man, he said.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Knight said.

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Photo: An LAPD officer stands on the balcony of an apartment bulding at Marine Avenue and D Street in Wilmington, where an officer-involved shooting took place Thursday night. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

 
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